Monday, 18 April 2016

Kiprop starts well but fades badly, finishes 14th in Boston Marathon


BOSTON MARATHON RESULTS

Ugandan long-distance ace Jackson Kiprop finished 14th in the Boston Marathon on Monday, a disappointing result given that he was in the leading pack for most of the first one and a half hours of the race.

Kiprop clocked 2:24:44, far from his previous best time of  2:09:32 (Mumbai, 2013) and details are still being awaited to explain why he faded in the final half of the race. Kiprop brings home $1,700 for his 14th place effort, while another Ugandan Harbert Okuti, followed him, in 2:24:46 to win $1,500.

It was a clean sweep for Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa (photograph above) who run away with top prize of $150,000 each. 

Hayle won the men's race in  2hr 12min 44sec.



Name                             Country     PRIZE MONEY

  1. Lemi Berhanu Hayle (ETH), 2:12:45, $150,000
  2. Lelisa Desisa (ETH),            2:13:32, $75,000
  3. Yemane Tsegaye (ETH),     2:14:02, $40,000
  4. Wesley Korir (KEN),           2:14:05, $25,000
  5. Paul Lonyangata (KEN),     2:15:45, $15,000
  6. Sammy Kitwara (KEN),      2:16:43, $12,000
  7. Stephen Chebogut (KEN),  2:16:52, $9,000
  8. Abdi Nageeye (NED),        2:18:05, $7,400
  9. Getu Feleke (ETH),            2:18:46, $5,700
  10. Zachary Hine (USA),         2:21:37, $4,200
  11. Cutbert Nyasango (ZIM),   2:22:02, $2,600
  12. Tsegaye Mekonnen (ETH), 2:22:21, $2,100
  13. Ian Burrell (USA),             2:22:22, $1,800
  14. Jackson Kiprop (UGA),        2:24:44, $1,700
  15. Harbert Okuti (UGA),         2:24:46, $1,500
  16. Solonei Da Silva (BRA),      2:24:54
  17. Clint Wells (USA),              2:24:55
  18. Nori Kamijo (JPN),             2:25:31
  19. Shingo Igarashi (JPN),         2:26:24



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BOSTON: Kiprop battling to cement Olympic marathon place, eyes $150,000 prize



Marathon ace Jackson Kiprop, 29, could cement his place on the Ugandan team to the Rio Olympics today. He is currently battling in the world’s oldest – and possibly most famous marathon in Boston.

Since qualifying started in January 2015,  six Ugandans are in contention for four places on the Rio team. 

“We will pick the best depending on performance,” Uganda athletics chief Dominic Etuchet, told me early this year. 


Those in contention are Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich who has run 2:07:46 & 2:06:33 and 2:06:33 in the Tokyo marathon, Alex Chesakit has run 2:13:06, Solomon Mutai 2:10:42, Kiprop 2:15:16, Abraham Kiplimo has a best time of 2:09:23 in 2014 and Moses Kipsiro clocked 2:15:48 on Sunday.

Kiprop has a previous best of 2:09:32 (Mumbai, 2013)



Related story: Kiprop finishes 14th in Hamburg

The 120th Boston Marathon elite list.

Men's elite field
Country Personal best
Geoffrey Mutai Kenya 2:03:02 (Boston, 2011)
Sammy Kitwara Kenya 2:04:28 (Chicago, 2014)
Tsegaye MekonnenEthiopia 2:04:32 (Dubai, 2014)
Lelisa Desisa Ethiopia 2:04:45 (Dubai, 2013)
Yemane Tsegay Ethiopia 2:04:48 (Rotterdam, 2012)
Getu Feleke Ethiopia 2:04:50 (Rotterdam, 2012)
Wilson Chebet Kenya 2:05:27 (Rotterdam, 2011)
Hayle Berhanu Ethiopia 2:05:28 (Dubai, 2015)
Chebogut Kenya 2:05:52 (Eindhoven, 2015)
Deribe Robi Ethiopia 2:05:58 (Eindhoven, 2015)
Wesley Korir Kenya 2:06:13 (Chicago, 2012)
Michael Kipyego Kenya 2:06:48 (Eindhoven, 2011)
Paul Lonyangata Kenya 2:07:14 (Shanghai, 2015)
Jackson Kiprop Uganda 2:09:32 (Mumbai, 2013)
Nyasango Zimbabwe 2:09:52 (Prague, 2014)
Abdi Nageeye Netherlands 2:10:24 (Amsterdam, 2015)
El Hissouf Morocco 2:10:35 (Seoul, 2015)
Da Silva Brazil 2:11:32 (Padova, 2011)
Chipangama Zambia 2:11:35 (Duluth, 2015)
Ian Burrell USA 2:13:26 (Houston, 2014)
Girma Mecheso USA Debut; HM 1:02:16 (Houston, 2015)


Boston Marathon start today.

PRIZE MONEY According to BAA org, the total prize money distributed among the top finishers of the 120th Boston Marathon will be $830,500, plus an additional $220,000 if records are broken in the open, masters, or push rim wheelchair divisions. As principal sponsor, John Hancock provided the first ever prize money and bonus awards in 1986 and continues that tradition. The top finishers have received over $18.1 million in prize money and course-record bonuses over the past 30 years. See complete breakdown of the 2016 prize purse.

MEN WOMEN
1 $150,000           $150,000  
2 75,000                75,000  
3 40,000            40,000  
4 25,000            25,000  
5 15,000            15,000  
6 12,000            12,000  
7 9,000            9,000  
8 7,400            7,400  
9 5,700            5,700  
10 4,200            4,200  
11 2,600            2,600  
12 2,100            2,100  
13 1,800            1,800  
14 1,700            1,700  
15 1,500            1,500  
TOTAL $706,000


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